Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
Eminem Calls Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" A "Masterpiece"
Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album (and his first on a major label), good kid, m.A.A.d city -- the album that posited the Compton rapper as a prodigy in the eyes of much of the rap world, was released four years ago on this day (Oct. 22). Fans are using the occasion to revisit the album and remember just how special it sounded upon its release. It so happens that another great emcee, Eminem -- one of Kendrick's idols, has offered his thoughts on GKMC, describing it as a "masterpiece."
Jalen Rose Responds To Eminem Rapping About His Girlfriend On "Campaign Speech"
On the most recent taping of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast, Detroit native Jalen Rose issued a statement about Eminem's new song "Campaign Speech" in which the Detroit rapper gushes over Jalen's girl, First Take host Molly Qerim. Toward the end of the lengthy song, Em says; But then I think of Molly Qerim and I steer ‘em in that direction and forget my ideas for them/ Molly, I’m gone off you/
Kendrick Lamar Talks Eminem's Influence, Unreleased Songs With Rick Rubin
Kendrick Lamar doesn't do too many interviews, but his latest GQ piece isn't just any interview. For the Style section, Kendrick had a conversation with legendary producer Rick Rubin, who had some great questions for the rapper about his creative process, whether or not he could make an album without rapping, and his early influences.You can read the whole interview on GQ. Highlights from the conversation can be found below.
Eminem Says He's "Working On An Album"
Eminem just shared the aggressively minimal new track "Campaign Speech," and with it comes some big news. "Don't worry I'm working on an album!" the controversial rapper wrote on Twitter and Instagram, suggesting that the follow-up to 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is in the works.
The Top 5 Most Haunting Eminem Videos
Eminem exploded onto the scene in the late '90s with both middle fingers raised high. He has always been provocateur at heart, and in more ways than one. Beyond his critiques of mass media and hip hop culture, he has always been eager to share his most fucked-up urges, to shine a light on the most hellish recesses of his psyche. As he rapped on "Cleaning Out My Closet," parents raised "picket signs for [his] wicked rhymes," horrified that his sick mind would corrupt their children. Indeed, that is his very appeal -- his music leaves a powerful impression upon the listener.
Corey Feldman Compares Himself To Eminem During Attempted "Today" Show Comeback
If you didn't catch 80's child actor Corey Feldman's "Today" Show performance, it's an exercise in celebrity self-entitlement and the surreal circus that is life in 2016. After his musical number was panned by by publications and plebeians alike, Corey Feldman wept publicly. Returning to the "Today" Show for his comeback performance, Corey Feldman started off hot, comparing himself to the white GOAT Marshall Mathers.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Apparently There's A Rumor Eminem Will Drop Drake Diss Track
Drake's reign has been all Summer '16, from VIEWS remaining unmoved from the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, to Kanye West confirming a joint album with the rapper, it seems everyone wants a slice of the OVO pie.
Eminem's Former Bodyguard Says Suge Knight Tried To Have Eminem Killed
Eminem's former bodyguard, Byron "Big Naz" Williams, recently sat down for an interview on the Murder Master Music Show and he revealed some crazy details about what it was like to look out for Em, especially when Suge Knight was trying to kill him. According to Big Naz, Suge, who is currently on trial for murder, was out for blood at the Source Awards 15 years ago.
5 Rappers Who Got Sober
Gucci Mane's gentle post-prison demeanor took many by surprise and even fueled a conspiracy theory that a Gucci clone had been released and the real Guwop was still in prison.
Eminem's $30,000 Carhartt Air Jordan 4s Get Dunked In Melted M&M's And Brought Back To Life
We've seen this before, but it never ceases to amaze how confident the folks over at Crep Protect are in their premier sneaker cleaning product. This time around, they took to the Eminim x Carhartt Air Jordan 4 to prove that their product can bring sneakers back from the dead. And what better way to prove that your cleaning kit can get the job done than by dunking some $30,000 pair of sneakers into a tray of melted M&M's?
Drake's "VIEWS" Is No. 1 For 7th Straight Week
He did it again, and it wasn't even close. Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, has achieved the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive week. He's the first male artist to earn seven straight weeks at No. 1 in almost 16 years. The last man to equal or better his current streak was Eminem, whose The Marshall Mathers LP was at the top of the chart for eight weeks in a row from June 10-July 29, 2000.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Eminem Partners With StockX For An Air Jordan 4 "Eminem x Carhartt" Giveaway
StockX, the world's first "stock market of things," has launched a new partnership with Eminem and they'll be giving away several products, including the super rare Eminem x Carhartt Air Jordan 4. The Carharrt 4s, which have sold for as much as $30,000 on the secondary market, are just one of three potential prizes that contest entrants can win.
Nick Cannon Wants To Battle Eminem For $100,000
Nick Cannon has been working his way back into the rap game, contributing a couple of songs to the "Chi-Raq" soundtrack and, more recently, teaming up with rapper ImAMovie as the NCredible Gang. He's so confident in his mic skills, in fact, that he's willing to challenge the game's very best -- most notably Eminem -- for a lot of money.
Eminem Says The Lost Take Of His 3rd "Stan" Verse Was "Way Better" Than The One Released
Eminem's "Stan" has gone down as a classic hip-hop narrative, and while each verse is an essential part of building one of rap's most infamous characters, the third 16, which finds Stan at his breaking point is easily the most chilling part of the record. Em's vocal performance is as important as his writing at this point in the story, and as effective as it came out, Em has revealed that there was actually a superior take of verse 3 that was erased by a stoned engineer.
Fans Can Now Buy An Actual Brick From Eminem's Childhood Home
To celebrate the 16th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem has decided to release a number of limited-edition collectibles in its honor. We already reported the other day that cassettes were on the way, and now it looks like some MMLP t-shirts, and salvage from Em’s childhood home is going up for sale as well.
Eminem To Reissue "The Marshall Mathers LP" On Cassette, Hints At New Music
Eminem had been awfully quiet ever since he contributed a couple songs to the "Southpaw" soundtrack last summer. He recently went on Genius to annotate a random assortment of lyrics, and today, he has fueled more rumors that he's ready to get back in the game.
Proof was two albums into a promising solo career when Mario Ethridge shot and killed him during an argument over a game of billiards in 2006. He was a childhood friend of Eminem, member of D12, and author of unimpeachable rhymes. If he were alive today, he would be 42 and still slaughtering 90% of the current rapper population on the mic. Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of his best moments. RIP Proof.